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Ashley Stout

Whenever I see a large jump in views on my blog, my heart sinks. Usually it means that there has been a rotational fall somewhere in the world (my post, What is a Rotational Fall and How can They be Prevented) has high Google rankings. Sadly, yesterday that prediction came true. Thirteen-year old Ashley Stout […]

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Piggy French wins Badminton, and the success of frangible pins

Pigg French and Vanir Kamira

What a day for Piggy French! After 24 attempts at the 5* level, she pulled ahead of Oliver Townend in the show jumping phase, to win by 0.8 seconds on Vanir Kamira. Her clear round was unexpected as show jumping is not the mare’s strong suit. Oliver Townend finished second on his 2017 Burghley winner, […]

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Oliver Townend Leads Badminton Dressage After First Day

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Fresh off his win at the Land Rover Kentucky Rolex event, Oliver Townend is again sitting in first place after the first day of Dressage at the Badminton Horse Trials on his first ride, Cillnabradden Evo. The two logged an incredible 19.7 — the lowest score in Badminton history and a personal best for both […]

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Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class Pull off Second Win at Rolex

Oliver Townend Wins Rolex

Coming into show jumping today at Rolex, the top riders had no room for error. Oliver Townend led with 25.3; Boyd Martin sat in second with 27.9; and Tim Price was third with 30.9. All three rode flawless clear rounds. This means that Townend wins his second Rolex on Coolio. Remember that it’s free to […]

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Oliver Townend and Cooly Master Class Hold onto the Lead after XC

Oliver Towned and Cooly Master Class Lindsay Berreth Photo

Oliver Townend and Cooly Master Class retained their lead after XC today in Kentucky, adding just 1.2 time faults to their dressage score. This gives him less than a rail over Boyd Martin who moved up to second on Tsetserleg (I do have a liking for dark brown Trakehners!) Note: “Coolio” lost a shoe mid-way […]

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Land Rover Kentucky Rolex Starts Tomorrow. Watch Live Stream for Free

Land Rover Rolex 2019

Forty-one horses have been accepted after the first job for the Land Rover Kentucky Rolex. It’s a small field this year, but hopefully we will see clear, safe rounds. Free live streaming of the event is available to viewers in the US, from the USEF network. If you’re not a US Equestrian member, you can […]

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